SITA moves to new premises in Letterkenny

Business | Fri 16 Oct | Author – Business & Finance
airline plane Faisal Akram

A team of 148 employees at SITA, a specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions, has moved to new premises in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.

The new building is located at the IDA Business & Technology Park, Carnamuggagh Lower, was officially opened today by Minister of State Joe McHugh, TD.

SITA was established in Letterkenny in 2003 after it acquired the Irish software company Eland Technologies. Today, practically every passenger flight relies on SITA technology.

Minister of State Joe McHugh, TD, said: “It’s great to see this global company thriving in Letterkenny to the extent that it has necessitated this move to these excellent new offices. It is also a great endorsement of Letterkenny and Donegal as an excellent and supportive environment for technology companies of this calibre. The North West is becoming a more attractive destination of choice for many individuals and families to move or return to Donegal, both in terms of a great place to work and equally a great place to live. I wish Rene and his team here in Letterkenny every success for the future.”

SITA delivers solutions such as SITA Airport Management, which is in use at 150 airports, across 48 countries and six continents. The team in Donegal also develop SITA’s world-leading biometric products used by governments to control borders.

SITA’s presence in Ireland also includes Aviareto, a joint venture with the Irish government, which provides aircraft asset management to the air transport community employing a further 20 people in Dublin.

Rene Azoulai, senior vice president, SITA: “SITA operates across the world and Ireland is key location for us. Over the past twelve years we have steadily grown our team here, building expertise. We have also taken in graduates and interns who are now full-time employees delivering world-class technology and supporting airlines and airports globally.”

Photo: Faisal Akram